Dr. Charles T Ambrose

Friday 29th of November 1929 - Saturday 29th of June 2019

Dr. Charles T Ambrose

Dr. Charles T. Ambrose, 89, passed away on June 29, 2019.  Dr. Ambrose was a Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.  He was a graduate of Johns Hopkins Medical School and was a Research Immunologist at Harvard Medical School before coming to Kentucky.  His library of 400 medical texts from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries has formed the basis for numerous publications and presentations on medical history.  His most recent publications focus on angiogenesis, aging and Alzheimer’s Disease.  He was a brilliant scholar, an elegant writer, a world traveler, an admired teacher, a lover of dogs and a beloved friend of many people.  

Funeral services will be private.  

Guest Book

Charles T. Lutz

says

Chuck Ambrose was a friend. I enjoyed talking with him about all sorts of topics. Beyond that, I was very impressed that he purchased a vacant lot near his house and turned it into a playground for the Arcadia Park neighborhood. Truly, Dr. Ambrose will be missed.

1 week ago

Susan Brown

says

Dr. Ambrose was such a force and yet kind-hearted. He had a big impact on my work at Transylvania and the success of the library and Special Collections. I will miss his passion, drive and intellect. Thank you so much for all you did for us, Dr. Ambrose.

1 week ago

carin lovell

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Although I never officially met Dr. Ambrose, I felt like I did know him through his passion for Lexington history (specifically as it related to to Transylvania Collections) and his desire to share that rich history. I was blessed to design and produce Transylvania Treasures from its inception with his vision put into tangible form. Not only did I LOVE the opportunity to work on such a prestigious publication, but I was blessed to work with an amazing “team,” with Martha Baker as amazing editor, BJ Gooch who put up with my lingering amazements in that “holy” room, Jeff Rogers who shot photos of the collection, Bill Bowden (writer then editor), and countless others who contributed to TT. I will literally count the opportunity as a highlight of my 40 year career, and Dr. Ambrose’s passing as a loss for Kentucky. I hope his legacy will live on to inspire a new generation.

1 week ago

Lana Spicer

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Dr. Ambrose was a wonderful person and a good friend. I worked with him for 30 years in the Dept. of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics. He was an outstanding scholar and sincerely cared about teaching and mentoring medical students. He will be greatly missed for his kindness and friendship. Lana Spicer

2 weeks ago

John Yannelli

says

Dr. Ambrose will be missed. A true scholar and gentleman. My prayers are with his family.

2 weeks ago

Amanda Williams

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I had the privilege of working with Dr. Ambrose for the past 14 years, assisting him with library research. He was one-of-a-kind and such a gentleman. I can't really put into words how much he meant to me, but I will miss him greatly. My heart is broken. The world has lost a great man. Rest in peace, Dr. Ambrose. We'll see you anon.

2 weeks ago